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My new forge

Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by sheepdog, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. sheepdog

    sheepdog New Member

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    So I decided to take a stab at making my own knife forge... no pun intended. I wanted it to double as a table for my Atlas. I scored a brake drum from a buddy of mine and set out cutting steel to form the "table top"

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    Here is where I am with it now

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    The air fed blower looks like this- it doesn't work

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    I was wondering what you guys think... should I make the air outlet more restricted to allow a tighter stream of air.... the way it is now my compressor runs all the time.

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  2. donnymac250

    donnymac250 Member

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    [​IMG][​IMG] this is my old forge . i use a fan from a rv furnace . its a 12 volt set up , just hook up to a car battery or deep cycle . i use a valve to control the air flow . this works great . this may help you ?
     
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  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Your forge looks pretty good, @sheepdog!

    I'm no expert on coal forges, but the brake drum ones I've seen either use a hand crank blower or something like a cheap hair dryer, rather than running your compressor for hours.
     

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